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Tyson Fury said he is ready to fight Wladimir Klitschko for his WBO world title belt after he comfortably defeated Christian Hammer to retain his European heavyweight title on Saturday. Fury beat Romania’s Hammer by a technical knockout at London’s O2 Arena.
Hammer had been knocked down in the fifth before his corner threw in the towel three rounds later. Fury, who is the mandatory challenger for Klitschko’s title, celebrated his victory by singing a version of Walking in Memphis and reiterated his desire to take on the Ukrainian, saying: “I’m ready for him.”Continue reading...
Jérôme Valcke – content with Fifa’s impact since 2010 on Qatar’s 45p-an-hour migrants, after viewing improved dorms in Doha: “This shows the power of the World Cup to act as a catalyst. We look forward to sustainable change for all.”
Esse é o Edson, massagista do Colo Colo-BA. Também é conhecido como "Pai Ogum". Que figura! pic.twitter.com/XfDu4A1IyVContinue reading...
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• In pictures: The best images from Frampton v Avalos
The stormy gale rifling through Belfast outside was as a zephyr compared with the whirlwind Carl Frampton delivered to his challenger, Chris Avalos, at the Odyssey Arena night. The 28-year-old kept his IBF super-bantamweight title, as expected, and did the job inside five rounds that had the packed house enthralled until the merciful stoppage.
It was one of the best of Frampton’s 20 wins, a stoppage to go alongside 13 already gathered, and he can look with some confidence now to adding to his bank account and reputation in America, where reside the real targets of his ambition: Guillermo Rigondeaux and Léo Santa Cruz. However, in the immediate aftermath, he expressed a strong desire to end the long-running feud he has had with Scott Quigg. “I want a quick fight in the summer,” he said. “That’s a score I’ve got to settle.”Continue reading...
IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0) defends his title against Chris Avalos (26-3) at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. A win for Frampton would open the door for a contest with Britain’s WBA champion Scott Quigg in the summer.Continue reading...
Género Zeefuik used to score prolifically for Holland’s Under-21s, but set a tidy new personal best for Hearts. His first-half hat-trick against Cowdenbeath, including two penalties, came in the space of three minutes and 36 seconds. Final score: 10-0.Continue reading...